Michelle Chapman



The Well Connected Gardener by Sue Minter

December 27, 2010

“Another surprise is that the distinguished career of Alicia Amsherst (aka The Well-Connected Gardener) seems to have been almost forgotten. She was a contemporary of Gertrude Jekyll and a friend of Ellen Willmott (of Miss Willmott’s Ghost fame), and for many years was a member of the management committee of Chelsea Physic Garden.”

Alan Titchmarsh’s Garden Secrets: review

November 12, 2010

“Why do they have to turn everything into a banal makeover program? ‘…Oh yes – I’ll have a trompe l’oeil window in my hedge’.”



The Things a Garden Centre Won’t Tell You

March 11, 2010

by Suzanne Albinson.
“Perhaps it would behove us to compile a central data base of garden plants, a Wikiplantia perhaps,….”

Parks, Plants and People by Lynden B Miller

February 3, 2010
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Reviewed by Michelle Chapman.
“Often authors are urged to write about what they know and Miller has exploited this strength. However, it’s also the book’s weakness….”